I have no complaints about my 2011 forces. They feel good, I didn't have any problems with the straps or buckles after breaking them in, they look great and my feet have never been more comfortable. My toe strap used to slip out a bit until I figured out how to use it properly.
found these on easy lougin to illustrate what I mean:
If anyone is considering these bindings I wouldn't let this review scare you away. You can't go wrong with forces.